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How Much Does a Teeth Cleaning Cost?

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Teeth cleanings are part of routine dental care done by your dentist. The cost of a teeth cleaning depends on whether you have dental insurance and the type of dental insurance you have.

What is the average cost of a teeth cleaning?

The average teeth cleaning cost for an adult is roughly $104.1 A teeth cleaning will usually cost more if it’s been a long time since your last cleaning and a deep cleaning is required.

How much is a teeth cleaning with insurance?

The cost of a teeth cleaning with insurance depends on the type of plan you have. Costs like deductibles and coinsurance vary by plan. It may also depend on whether your dentist is network.

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How much is a teeth cleaning without insurance?

Without dental insurance, you may pay the entire tooth cleaning cost as well as with any other exam costs out of pocket.

How much does a deep dental cleaning cost?

A deep dental cleaning can add $150-$350 to your total teeth cleaning cost.2

What are other costs associated with a teeth cleaning?

If you’re a new patient, most dentists require a comprehensive exam at your first visit, which may involve X-rays, a full-mouth exam, impressions, and similar procedures. This can increase teeth cleaning costs anywhere from $50-$400 or more.3 Your dentist may decide that you need to have a deep cleaning to remove excessive plaque and tartar build-up. Routine teeth cleaning is recommended every six months.


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1 American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 2022 Survey of Dental Fees, 2022, accessed August 3, 2023

2 Deep Teeth Cleaning: What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist,, updated May 4, 2023.

3 Average Cost of Teeth Cleaning Without Insurance, , accessed July 24, 2023.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult with your dentist for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing, and care recommendations.

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